Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rest In Peace Patty!

Just the day before yesterday we lost Patty Duke. This is a snap shot from the vintage 1959 Remco toy commercial she...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Patty Duke

Just the day before yesterday we lost Anna Marie "Patty Duke"
"Rest in peace Patty!"
Patty Duke, who won fame with her stage and screen portrayals of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," died Tuesday 3/29/2016, according to her agent. She was 69. 
                                                           This commercial is from 1959.

YTV-Patty Duke
Just yesterday we lost Anna Marie "Patty Duke""Rest in peace Patty!"This commercial is from 1959.
Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Name That Tune

"Name That Tune" is an Yesterday Television game show that tested contestants on their knowledge of songs.
Premiering in the United States Of America on NBC Radio in 1952..... it transitioned to television in 1953.
In this episode, which aired on CBS, we have George DeWitt as host to contestants who think they can...."Name That Tune."
This embedded program is complete with commercials and aired on July 27,1959.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Make Mine Freedom

This Cold War-era cartoon from 1948 uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
 I am not old enough to have seen this film in a public school as part of.... "Social Studies."
But, I'm sure back in school the 1950s, this seemed a little bit.... out there.
 What do you think?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This One Is Out Of This World

Anyone who is nostalgic for 1964 needs to sit down and watch this.
To download your very own free copy just click on the Internet Archive Icon and go to the site.
This presentation has good color photography. Please enjoy.
They just don't make commercials like this one...... anymore.
 The Frigidaire Corporation out done itself and I'm sure increased their profits enormously.

 Who was the target audience? You got it!
The adult children of parents who had lived through the Great Depression and WWII. With prosperity on their minds, or just, merely wanting to replace Mom's old wringer washer or washboard with something a we bit more modern.
 I don't know why.....but the appliance manufacturers seem to never disappoint us here at .....
Yesterday Television.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Our Gang

Our Gang notably put boys, girls, whites and blacks together as equals, something that broke new ground, according to...
Posted by Yesterday Television on Monday, March 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Quaker Oats

This Yesterday Television classic commercial trim is from 1959.Did you know, the iconic round box made its first...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, March 2, 2016